The Mall of the Netherlands opened earlier this year. It is definitely an American style mall, complete with kiosks in the middle of the walkways. The owner is Westfield (the company that owns a lot of American malls) so it does make sense.
First, the cutest photo ever, of the Nijntje store! Nijntje is a cartoon rabbit. She goes by Miffy in English translations.
And then Hema – I love the facade and touch of green. And as noted, there’s a kiosk in the middle of the walkway.
What mall isn’t complete without a peanut butter store (below)? pindakaas = peanut butter.
The joke on the bag is Pindakaas, in geval van noot or Peanut butter, in case of emergency. Normally it is “in geval van nood”, but they switched out nood (emergency) for noot (nut in English).
(It’s a lot cooler if you don’t have to explain it, I swear.)
And finally, a huge cart artwork which doubles as a slide for kids (the front paws are the slide).
So we can finally say that the Netherlands has a proper mall. American style, at least.